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Disturbed sleeping pattern, wake up several times, exhaustion, numbness in vagina. Menopause?

My sleeping pattern is messed up... I fall asleep an wake up several times feeling exhusted an groggy almost like a zombie.. Then it takes me a hr or two before falling a sleep for another hr an wake up feeling the same way.. An numbness in my .. An I am tired all day. drowsy.... I am 50 my doctor says I am experiecing menapause
Asked On : Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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hi there,
nice to meet you in HCmagic
After going through your history,

Approximately 80%-85% of menopausal women experience hot flashes, which can last for five years. Hot flashes(a sudden feeling of warmth that spreads over the body) and sweating can make it difficult to sleep.

1 Wear loose clothing to bed. Clothing made of natural fibers, like cotton, is usually best.
2 Keep your bedroom cool and well-ventilated.
3 Avoid certain foods that may cause sweating (such as spicy foods), especially right before bed.

4 Maintain a regular bedtime schedule, including going to bed at the same time every night
5 Exercise regularly but not right before sleep
6 Avoid excessive caffeine
7Avoid naps during the day, which can prevent you from sleeping well at night
8 finally, talk to your doctor about prescription medications that can help you sleep and estrogen replacements for menopause
hope have helped you
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Answered: Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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